Born: March 12, 1923
Died: May 3, 2007
Biography: Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer, and one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's effort to put humans in space. He is the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs. He logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.